2021 Porsche 718 vs. Its Competition

2021 Porsche 718 GTS 4.0
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

The 718 invites comparison to a variety of front-, mid-, and rear-engine competitors.

Porsche’s own 911 costs more and has more power coming from its rear engine.

The mid-engine Corvette has similar pricing with more power, but it doesn’t offer a manual transmission.

The Toyota Supra/BMW Z4 duo fulfill the same missions as the 718 Cayman/Boxster pair as a coupe and a roadster with the engine up front and similarly sharp moves.

The Audi TT has a transverse front-mounted engine that isn’t best for balance, but it’s still fun.

The 2021 model year is also likely its last.

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Quick Specs
7.0
The Porsche 718 is a joy to drive in any form and additional performance equipment makes it a track star.
6.2
The 2021 Audi TT is sleek and fun to drive, but without the top performance credentials of rivals.
6.8
The 2021 BMW Z4 begs for a sunny-day romp like few other cars.
7.0
Dollar for dollar, the $59,995 2021 Chevrolet Corvette is the best performance value around.
7.2
The 2021 Porsche 911 bristles with pavement-conquering confidence, and brims with tech and luxe touches.
6.2
The 2021 Toyota Supra gains a less powerful, more intriguing turbo-4 edition.
MSRP From     
$62,000$49,800$49,700$59,900$99,200$43,090
Gas Mileage     
17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Gas V8Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded H-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Two SeatersTwo SeatersTwo SeatersTwo SeaterMinicompact CarsTwo Seaters
Style Name     
Coupe45 TFSI quattrosDrive30i Roadster2-Door Stingray Coupe w/1LTCarrera Coupe2.0 Automatic (GS)
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
222242
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Coupequattro RoadsterRoadsterCoupeCoupeCoupe
Transmission     
Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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